Police: Shelbyville man used gun to sexually assault victim

Police: Shelbyville man used gun to sexually assault victim

Police: Shelbyville man used gun to sexually assault victim

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 5, 2012 at 2:00 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A Shelbyville man is facing multiple charges in Jefferson County after being accused of rape.

Jerry Stepp, 66, is charged with two counts first degree rape, three counts of first degree sodomy, four counts of first degree wanton endangerment, three counts of second degree assault and one count each of first degree sodomy with serious physical injury, unlawful imprisonment, first degree sexual abuse, kidnapping and first degree stalking.

According to court documents, Stepp used a gun to force his way into the victim's apartment. Once inside Stepp allegedly took the woman to the bedroom and began beating her when she refused to undress.

Once undressed, according to the report, Stepp used the gun to sexually assault the victim. He also used the gun to knock her unconscious.  Police say when the victim regained consciousness, she was was in the bathroom and was being sodomized by Stepp. The victim told officers Stepp then left the apartment and she called police.

Two or three weeks after the assault, the victim was diagnosed with a bacterial blood infection from injuries she sustained during the sexual assault. 

According to the police report, when she returned to the hospital for treatment Stepp grabbed her as she was walking down the street and forced her into his vehicle at gun point.  Stepp then made the victim lie down and drove her to a nearby alley where he sexually assaulted her with his penis and the gun.

Stepp is being held at Metro Corrections until his trial date which is unknown at this time.

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